• VINTAGE HEATER

    Kitty & heater We purchased another Perfection Oil Heater ($50) and received it the other day. Checking it over, we found a few dents here and there, but…


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  • JUST DO IT

    Over the summer a friend replaced her old refrigerator with a newer energy efficient model. To her delight her power bill has dropped dramatically. She writes: Anatomy of a…


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  • WHAT'S FOR DINNER?

    We are still enjoying “fresh” tomatoes & peppers from the garden in December! In the kitchen there’s an old time vegetable cooler which was a useful commodity to homes in…


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  • WHAT’S FOR DINNER?

    We are still enjoying “fresh” tomatoes & peppers from the garden in December! In the kitchen there’s an old time vegetable cooler which was a useful commodity to homes in…


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  • EXTREME MAKEOVER

    We spent a day of work finishing up the broken concrete patio in front of the garage and removing the 7 inch layer of decomposed mulch. Over time the…


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  • URBAN HOMESTEAD REPORT

    Baking day Oh dreary days. Each day seems to be a carbon copy of the other – cool, foggy mornings, clearing to hazy sunshine. However, for…


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  • UNPLUGGED

    Line drying We received our James Hand Washer with Wringer today! Even though we have a low water and Energy Saving washing machine, collect…


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  • NEW PROJECTS

    The guys finished installing theSun Pipe system in the garage so we won’t have to worry about using lights during the day. Speaking of lights, we finally…


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  • LOW IMPACT LIVING

    SAVING HIS CORNER OF THE EARTH NINETEEN-YEAR PASADENA RESIDENT JULES DERVAES and his family own a vintage 1917 home on Cypress Avenue. But despite his old-fashioned abode, Mr. Dervaes has…


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  • TOOTHACHE PLANT

    Toothache Plant THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF HERBS The other day, I had pain from wisdom teeth coming in and since we are growing new herb called


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